Siobhan McGibbon is an Irish visual artist interested in trans disciplinary practice, particularly the intersections between art and medical science. She works conceptually with sculpture, installation, drawing, animation and biomaterials. McGibbon originally trained in sculpture in the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology where she completed her degree, receiving a first class honors and receiving the award of sculpture student of the year. In 2014 McGibbon was awarded a Limerick Capital of Culture scholarship to undertake a practice based research masters in the ACADEMY research center at Limerick School of Art and Design, where she explored the notion of “The Modern Prometheus” through a series of unusual investigations in the in the sectors of anatomy, medical and biological exploration and centers of scientific enquiry
Recent residencies include Artist in Residence in the Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM), Galway, a fellowship in the Mutter Museum and the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia (2014) and a residency in Galway University Hospital in the departments of in the histology, pathology and radiology (2014).
McGibbon is currently exhibiting in Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin. Recent exhibitions include "Gut Instinct, Art, food and feeling" in the Glucksman, Cork, "Why is it always December, the millennium courts art centre, Portadown, “The future is here”, a joint exhibition with Joanna Hopkins in Galway City Museum (2015). Solo projects include “Technologies for internal explorations”, The Roscommon arts center (2015), SpeciMEN, The Luan Gallery (2014), “Existing on the edge of anatomy”, The Talbot Gallery (2013). Group shows include; “Future perfect”, Rubicon Brussels project (2013), “What became of the people we used to be”, Tulca, Galway, (2012) and “Terrible beauty, art crisis, change and the office of non compliance”, Dublin Contemporary (2011).
2018 Xenophon: From the beginning, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda Arts Festival (McGibbon O'Lynn Solo)
2018 XENOPHON: UBI TUNC VOX INAUDITAE MELODIAE? ET VOX INAUDITAE LINGUAE?, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (McGibbon O'Lynn Solo)
2015 Technologies that for internal explorations, Roscommon Art Centre
2014 SpeciMEN, The Luan gallery, Athlone
2014 The cultivation of a fallacy, Linenhall arts center, Mayo
2014 Existing on the edge of anatomy, The Talbot, Dublin
2010 Overwhelming Pattern, Takt, Berlin
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 In case of emergency, The Science Gallery, Dublin
2017 They call us the screamers, TULCA, Galway
2017 Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin
2017 Gut Instinct, Art, food and feeling, The Glucksman, Cork
2016 Metamorphosis, 126 Artist led space, Galway
2016 Why is it always December, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Armagh
2015 The future is here, CURUM Artist in Residence Exhibition
2015 185th RHA Annual, RHA Dublin
2014 Locating the gothic, International Gothic symposium, LSAD
2014 New foundations seminar, biomedical building, NUI Galway
2014 The 184th RHA annual, RHA, Dublin
2014 Roscommon visual artist forum, Roscommon Art center
2014 ArtFarm Residency Exhibition, 126 Artist Led Space, Galway
2013 Death Drive, Galway Arts Center
2013 The 183rd RHA Annual, Dublin
2013 Future Perfect: we are here, Rubicon project Brussels
2012 What became of the people we used to be, Tulca, Galway
2012 New Living Artist III, IMOCA, Dublin
2012 Link Culture Festival, Block T, Dublin
2011 Terrible Beauty- Art, Crisis, Change & The office of Non Compliance" Dublin Contemporary
2016 The condition of others, Red bird youth collective and the silent maroon rabbit gang, supported by the National youth council of Ireland.
2015 The Condition of others, Red bird youth collective and The purple lemons, supported by the National youth council of Ireland.
2013 The Crocodile heads, Galway arts center
2011 Live8@on tour, Knee-jerk collective project, Occupy space
2011 Live8@on tour, Knee-jerk collective project, Workman club, Sligo
2011 Build your own fort, Knee-jerk collective project, Galway arts Centre
2011 A collective sigh of relief, Erasers, Knee-jerk collective project, 126
2011 Pass the giant parcel, Knee-jerk collective project, Galway
2011 Pass the giant parcel, Knee-jerk collective project, CAT-DIG, Limerick
2010 Outside/insight, Knee-jerk collective project, Bridget's Garden, Galway
2010 M.Y.O.I, Knee-jerk collective project, Galway Arts Centre
2010 M.Y.O.I, Knee-jerk collective project, Boon tea rooms, cork
2010 Build your own fort, Knee-jerk collective project, Basement project, Cork
2010 M.Y.O.I, Knee-jerk collective project, Boon tearooms, cork
2010 Pass the giant parcel, Knee-jerk collective project, Galway
2010 Pass the giant parcel, Knee-jerk collective project, CAT-DIG, Limerick
2009 Rediscovering Locality, Knee-jerk collective project, Cork art trail
2009 Gridding, Knee-jerk collective project, Silks, Galway
2009 A novel landscape, Knee-jerk collective project, Lexslip library
2016 Research, development and mentoring, Create.
2016 Individual Artist Bursary, Arts council of Ireland
2014 Roscommon Visual artist forum Award
2014 Roscommon Arts Council Visual artist bursary
2014 Limerick National City of culture Masters Scholarship
2014 Wood Institute travel Grant, The College of Physicians, Philadelphia
2013 RHA Conor Falon Sculpture award
2009 GMIT Sculpture student of the year
2018 Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.
2016 REMEDI- Regenerative medicine institute, Galway.
2015 CÚRAM - Centre for Research in Medical Devices, Galway.
2014 Galway University Hospital, Galway city
2014 Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia
2013 126 ArtFarm Residency, County Galway
2012 RHA, Dublin
2010 Takt, Berlin